Types of Dental Crowns
A dental crown is an artificial tooth-shaped covering attached to chipped, decaying, or damaged teeth. Dental crowns are uniquely created to improve the cosmetic appeal of your mouth and teeth. These caps are strong and don't require extra maintenance. Our dentist at Desertview Dental Care places dental crowns at a cost-friendly price. Crowns come in various shapes, types, and sizes.
All-Resin Dental Crowns
All-resin crowns are made of composite resin and perfectly match the neighboring teeth. They are the least expensive crowns available and need less dental preparation. Their main drawback is that they are not durable since they are prone to breakages.
These crowns are also referred to as all-ceramic crowns and are more widely used than other dental crowns. They provide an incredible option for front teeth replacements. Many people like these dental crowns because they closely resemble natural teeth. The primary benefits of ceramic crowns are that they completely match the color, size, and shape of your adjacent teeth. As no metal is used, they are toxic-free and safe for those who have metal allergies. However, they only last a short time.
Porcelain Fused-to-Metal Dental Crowns
These dental crowns are also often used and appropriate for both front and back teeth. They have exceptional strength and longevity because of the metal construction, and their porcelain coating adds visual appeal. They are less expensive than crowns made entirely of porcelain. They are not the best option for people who grind their teeth because of the main disadvantage that the porcelain section could break off. Additionally, a crown may cause the gumline to acquire a gray line; as a result, they do not have the same attractive appearance as all-porcelain crowns.
Metal Dental Crowns
Metals are used to create dental crowns. Typical metals used in manufacturing crowns include stainless steel, nickel, palladium, gold, and chromium. Metal crowns provide a great option for molars that are hidden from view. They endure for an extended period because they do not easily crack or chip. In addition, they are resistant to forces from biting and chewing.
Bruxzir crown is a new type of metal crown that is made of zirconia, a titanium group member. Bruxzir crowns are provided as same-day dental crowns with metal strength, a beautiful appearance, and no porcelain.
These dental crowns have a very hard inner core. Their outer side is covered with porcelain to give the nearest color blend with your natural teeth. These crowns are longer lasting than all-porcelain dental crowns.
Placing Dental Crowns
You need two dental visits for a crown installation. During the initial appointment, the dentist examines and cleans the teeth that will receive crowns. The crown is firmly fixed during the second appointment. The dentist will perform a root canal procedure to remove the decay thoroughly during preparation. The dentist will polish the tooth's enamel to provide a precise fit for the dental crown. The dentist will then take your teeth impressions and send them to the dental lab to create a crown.
A temporary crown will be fitted to your tooth while the permanent one is being created. After two to three weeks, you will return to the dental office, and the dental crown will be fixed permanently. Visit Desertview Dental Care to learn more about the crown installation process. Call us today at 623-278-9402 to book an appointment.